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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #90 on: November 14, 2013, 09:40:15 AM »
Going to brew a saison. Finishing hops will be homegrown cascades that my wife picked. Going to use the american farmhouse strain, and rack it onto hibiscus in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that the hibiscus will make the brew a lovely deep red color. Should be a good Christmas beer.

Also bottling an ipa.

The American Farmhouse strain takes about 6 - 7 months to finish up in my experience.  It has a very nice fruity/funky Brett character.  Jolly Pumpkin Bam comes to mind.

I've had this strain more or less done in 4 weeks. I'm sure the brett character would continue to evolve but for an every day drinking you get some brett byte in just a few weeks.

I'm curious to here what happens with actually adding the Jamaica flowers to the beer. I've always heard it done at packaging with a tea.

It does indeed evolve.  Well.  My last one had a pellicle on it for months, and the flavor changed quite a bit over time.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2013, 10:03:32 AM »
I'm brewing a kolsch this weekend.  Thankfully it looks like the temps are going to warm up a bit from the below-freezing stuff we've had the past couple days.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2013, 12:13:32 PM »
Going to brew a saison. Finishing hops will be homegrown cascades that my wife picked. Going to use the american farmhouse strain, and rack it onto hibiscus in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that the hibiscus will make the brew a lovely deep red color. Should be a good Christmas beer.

Also bottling an ipa.

The American Farmhouse strain takes about 6 - 7 months to finish up in my experience.  It has a very nice fruity/funky Brett character.  Jolly Pumpkin Bam comes to mind.

I've had this strain more or less done in 4 weeks. I'm sure the brett character would continue to evolve but for an every day drinking you get some brett byte in just a few weeks.

I'm curious to here what happens with actually adding the Jamaica flowers to the beer. I've always heard it done at packaging with a tea.

It does indeed evolve.  Well.  My last one had a pellicle on it for months, and the flavor changed quite a bit over time.

I have a nice big jar full of american farmhouse slurry, so while I am not expecting the brett character to fully come through by xmas time, I do think that the left over bottles will develop nicely. At least that is the plan at the moment. I may make a 10 gallon batch, and rack half of it into a keg, and bottle the rest. May experiment with adding the hibiscus in different ways as well. Cheers!
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #93 on: November 14, 2013, 12:53:32 PM »
Got a WY2278 starter going.  Looking to brew German pils in a week or so.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #94 on: November 14, 2013, 01:20:46 PM »
I'm thinking big honking IPA either tomorrow or Saturday morning.  Maybe split the brew day over two days.

I have 8 kegs of beer.....and none of them are hoppy. Time to remedy that.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #95 on: November 14, 2013, 01:40:03 PM »
No Brewing - FOBAB!!!
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #96 on: November 14, 2013, 02:48:19 PM »
Brewing an American stout tomorrow.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #97 on: November 14, 2013, 03:58:45 PM »
I'm looking to do an over the top vanilla beer. Aquired some Madagascar vanilla beans. Anyone have any input? I was gonna look through Brewing Classic Styles to see what the vanilla recipe is.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #98 on: November 14, 2013, 08:39:12 PM »
Bottled three batches yesterday, brewed three more today. I'm wooped.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #99 on: November 14, 2013, 09:34:24 PM »
A slightly smoked porter and an India session ale on deck. 
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #100 on: November 15, 2013, 05:04:36 AM »
Brewing a Belgian Saison on Sunday using the dry Belle Saison yeast I got at registration at NHC Philly.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #101 on: November 15, 2013, 06:03:30 AM »
Brewing an Arrogant Bastard - type ale, OG ~ 1.066, plenty of Chinook, with WY 1098. Not an attempt to clone as much as just in that style.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #102 on: November 15, 2013, 06:32:40 AM »
I'm brewing a kolsch this weekend.  Thankfully it looks like the temps are going to warm up a bit from the below-freezing stuff we've had the past couple days.

TDS,

Hoping my temps stay below 90F so my brew day is not a stinker.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #103 on: November 15, 2013, 06:50:44 AM »
I'm brewing a kolsch this weekend.  Thankfully it looks like the temps are going to warm up a bit from the below-freezing stuff we've had the past couple days.

TDS,

Hoping my temps stay below 90F so my brew day is not a stinker.

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Wow, where do you live that it's still 90 out? We have a surprising high of 56 in Iowa today.

Tomorrow morning, I'm planning to get up early 7:30ish and start brewing a Munich helles. Got a step up starter of WY2206 crashing in the fridge ready to go. Just gotta get RO water and weigh/mill grains tonight so I'm ready to go right off in the morning. Now if only my coffee grinder hadn't of broken the other day...ugh. I may have to walk to the store to get some coffee during the mash.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend - 8/3 edition?
« Reply #104 on: November 15, 2013, 07:25:00 AM »
No Brewing - FOBAB!!!
This. But I may still try to squeeze in a brew day Sunday, assuming I'm recovered. Which session are your attending? I have tickets to the afternoon session, maybe I'll see you there.
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